Merry Christmas | Mel’s Kitchen Cafe

Merry Christmas | Mel's Kitchen Cafe


The picture above sums up this crazy year and is definitely a representation of things seen and unseen.

The joy in my life.
The imperfections.
The groans as my boys had to actually touch each other.
The silliness.
The sweetness.
The fact that one of my kid’s heads is getting smooshed by dad’s elbow.
The unapologetic open mouthed laughs.
The things that really matter.
The things that don’t. 

Over this last year, due to some circumstances in and out of my life, my priorities have snapped into focus with laser precision. Things that have seemed really important in the past, suddenly, do not.

All of that is why, despite my best intentions and beginning of the year goals I haven’t posted to or been as present on social media as often as I had planned.

Why there are about 32 recipes in my “ready to be posted” folder that won’t actually get posted this year (or maybe ever).

Why I haven’t actually launched that super important email campaign.

Or grown my following by leaps and bounds (spoiler alert: I think I’m the only blogger alive that doesn’t track their traffic – please don’t tell on me).

It’s why I’ve put down my phone more.
Prayed more.
Spent late nights talking with teenagers instead of blogging more.
Tried to follow my heart and ignore social pressures more.

I wish I could say this means I have it all together and I’m never grumpy and my house is spotless and my kids never bicker. Ha.

The reality is, my vacuum doesn’t run as much as it should, I haven’t…

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